School notes- MCC- week ending 5/4/2019
Integration day: TY students took part in an integration day ran by the county council on Thursday last. The event included speakers from Leitrim animal welfare, Road Safety Authority, “use your brain not your fist” campaign and many more. Students participated in a variety of workshops throughout the day and a lovely day was had by all.
Home economics practical: Great smells were coming from the home economics room last Wednesday and Thursday as Junior certificate students took on the task of completing the practical section of the course. Many of the students have spent weeks preparing the chosen meal over and over again, both at home and in school. Well done to all.
Easter Holidays: With the Easter break coming in the next couple of days students are welcoming a much needed break. For both exam groups many projects are due in the weeks following the holiday. The day practical’s in engineering and construction are the next big day for many students, while the interviews for agricultural science will also take place shortly after the break. To all students enjoy the break and hopefully the weather will be pleasant!!
Congratulations: Massive congratulations to Alannah McGuinness (5th year) on finishing second in the national Junior indoor championships 60m sprint recently.
School notes- MCC- week ending 12/4/2019
Walk for Concern and Trocaire
On Tuesday last our second year students took part in a walk to raise funds and awareness for Concern and Trocaire. Thankfully the day was beautiful. The group walked out to Lough Rynn castle and gardens spent a little time basking in the sunshine before returning back to the school. A lovely day was had by all.
The TY paddle program continued this week at Lough Rynn on Friday morning, the sun has finally began to shine and the group are beginning to get a handle on how to stay afloat!! The group also took part in driving lessons this week at the local mart, all students done well and seem to be keen to get out on the road.
RSA and Garda speakers
The school was visited by a representative from RSA and the Gardai this week to talk about road safety. With holidays here and more to come in the summer students are advised to take caution at all times when out and about.
Over the year many of the first year girls have been staying back after school to complete various exercise classes organised by Leitrim sports partnership. The end of year trip for the girls active group took place last week in Drumshanbo where the girls got to meet the other schools involved and go for a cycle. Thanks to Ms Purcell for organising both the trip and the classes throughout the year.
Senior history students took a trip on Thursday last to Dublin. The group first went to visit decorative arts and history exhibit at Collins Barracks, this was followed by a walking tour around the sitesof the 1916 rising.
Basketball all Irelands
Monday last seen our first year boys qualify to the national championships by winning the playoff section. The finals took place in the basketball arena in Tallaght last Friday after print deadline unfortunately.
School notes- MCC- week ending 3/5/2019
The practical exams at both junior and leaving certificate began this week. First up were junior certificate Art students on Tuesday morning followed by Leaving Certificate Construction on Thursday morning and finishing with Leaving certificate Art on Friday. This week sees the practical’s finish as students get to focus on the written papers from here on.
The first of the written papers for leaving certificate, LCVP took place on Wednesday last week. Students of LCVP have now finished the program and will now use class time to focus on other subjects with exams coming up.
Big brother/ Big sister:
The end of year trip for the big brother, big sister mentoring program took place last Tuesday when student visited Carrick cinema to see ‘Little’. The students had a great day out and it caps off a very successful year. This program involves fifth year students taking first year students under their wings for the school year and assisting them in anyway possible.
Congratulations to first year student Lorraine McNabola on winning the Shauna Banet memorial cup for concertina at the Leitrim Fleadh Ceoil last weekend, an excellent achievement.
TYs took to first aid training this week in school. The course ran for two days in order to qualify the students. The experience was an enjoyable one but also one of great importance. The paddle program continued again on Friday morning another beautiful day to be on the water.